Markus Wheaton, WR, Steelers: Fantasy Football Outlook
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Markus Wheaton, WR, Steelers

Position ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight
WR 182.00 PIT Active 3 years 24 5'11 182

2014 Outlook: Sleeper (undervalued)

Last updated on Jul-01-2014 by Mark Morales-Smith

There is a lot of buzz surrounding Markus Wheaton. The 2013 third round pick is a speedy receiver expected to win a starting job and help replace Emmanuel Sanders and Jerricho Cotchery's production. Wheaton could be the Steelers' second option and become a breakout wide receiver. He will be competing with veteran Lance Moore and rookie Martavis Bryant for targets. Reports out of Steelers camp are that Wheaton will win a starting job among the Steelers' lackluster receiving corps. Wheaton is still a virtual unknown, yet is predicted by many to have a big season thanks to his reliable hands and excellent opportunity. Wheaton is a flex or bench play with potential for more.

Editor's note: Wheaton is being drafted at WR56 with an 139.80 ADP. This would make him the fifth fantasy receiver on most teams in a standard 12-team league. The former Oregon State receiver, in this scenario, would be a 12th-round flier. Like most of the second-year receivers drafted after Round 10 (Justin Hunter, Kenny Stills and Aaron Dobson to name a few), Wheaton has far more upside than any rookie drafted this late.

2014 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 21
10.01 - @ShanePHallam - A little high for Markus Wheaton, but as the #2 in a Steelers offense set for the no huddle, he should have plenty of opportunity. Thought he was a Top 5 WR coming out of Oregon State and this could be the year he proves it. Worth investing a bench spot in.
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 14
July 14, 2014
11.12 SiriusXM Fantasy - 2nd year Wideout Wheaton has flashed early in Steelers Camp. Todd Haley will get the most out of the young play maker
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